Young man stabbed to death outside Essex pub is named

A young man stabbed to death outside a pub in Chelmsford has been named.

Liam Taylor, 19, was knifed outside the Rose and Crown pub in Writtle on Friday. Detectives are treating it as a “targeted attack”.

A second man was also stabbed in the attack. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has now been discharged.

Liam’s heartbroken mum, Michelle Taylor, paid tribute to her son on Facebook. She said: “Can’t even believe my beautiful son has been taken from me. Son you are my world and I know you’ll be looking down on me.”

“Sleep tight my baby boy till we meet again. Mummy loves u sooooo much.”

Essex Police have given an update on the murder enquiry. Detective Greg Wood said: “Officers have been working throughout the night and are continuing today to take witness statements and gather information to help establish the circumstances around this tragic incident.”

Michelle Taylor paid tribute to her ‘beautiful’ son. Image: Facebook

“We are treating it as a targeted attack based on our enquiries so far.”

“I know people will be concerned and officers are carrying out extra patrols today in Writtle.”

If anyone has any information about the incident and hasn’t spoken to the Police yet, they are urged to call 101 quoting incident 1107 of Friday 31 January.

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